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to president obama. connell: we do not know yet. rich edson has the story. rich: two letters, one sent to a senator, one sent to president obama. intercepted at a secondary facility. both containing a white powdery substance. the one sent to the senator preliminary tested positive for ricin. the one sent to president obama is also being tested right now. those who handled these letters are not showing any symptoms right now of being affected with some type of poison. this is from the wording that is in this fbi bulletin, both are postmarked out of memphis, tennessee. enclosed letters contain identical verbiage that include the phrase to see a wrong and unexposed it is to become a silent partner to its continuance. >> they prove that our proactive measures we put in place do in fact work. the american people will find those responsible for the attack in washington and the letter here the capitol. rich: the investigation continues in the washington, d.c. area. the investigation also continues in the boston area. they found a nylon blackberry, pressure cookers, bbs and nails. back to you.
, the fbi says a letter sent to president barack obama has tested positive for the deadly poison ricin. >> the letter was intercepted tuesday at a mail screening facility. american media say that the letter sent to obama and another letter sent to roger wicker were both postmarked memphis, tennessee. additional tests are due in the next 48 hours to confirm the presence of the toxin. >> our washington correspondent is following this for us. any idea as to who might be behind this? >> oh -- we do not have a suspect yet, but there was a signature on the letters. the letters included the phrase "to see a wrong and not to expose it is to become to -- a silence -- is to become a silent partner to it." president obama said, "i am president obama and i approve this message." this is someone who wants to get attention. it is important to note that both are getting letters right now, republicans and democrats. that says to me this is someone who really hates government. the u.s. -- in the u.s., antigovernment extremists have a fascination with ricin in the past. you can easily buy manuals on how
obama sent a message of solidarity and defiance. >> you want to know who we are, what america is, how we respond to evil? that's it. selflessly, compassionately, not afraid. >> reporter: the president's national security team told him today there's no evidence of a broader plot beyond yesterday's attack that he's calling terrorism. >> any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence did not detect the terror planning, says a lawmaker. he got an intel briefing last week. >> and there was no evidence of this at all. no intelligence that seemed to be out there. >> reporter: the top senate republican was critical. >> i think it's safe to say that for many, the complacency that prevailed prior to september 11th has actually returned. >> reporter: today, nervousness returns. false alarms at la guardia, boston and cleveland's airports. suspicious packages. reassurance from new york's mayor. >> we won't let the attack in boston keep us from our normal, daily routines. >> reporter: and most americans, seem to agree. >> reporter: two quic
roger wicker and the other was sent to president barack obama. they both can takened powdery substances. we're learning this from an fbi operations bulletin that went out we exclusively obtained. the it confirms both letters were sent from memphis, tennessee on april 8th. they contained the following message. to see iran and not expose it to become a silent partner to its continuance. both letters were signed, i am kc and i approved this message. the initial tests on the wicker letter were positive for ricin. we don't know what any test results were on the obama letter. both letters were intercepted before they reached their intended address, the u.s. capitol building and the white house. moments ago, senator minority leader mitch mcconnell says that means that security systems that have been put in place worked. >> i would like to recognize the postal and law enforcement officials for their excellent work in detecting and preventing this threat before it even reached the capitol. they proved the proactive measures we put in place do in fact work. >> reporter: and this fbi operations bu
that was sent to president obama and intercepted and apparently now according to the secret service, has a suspicious substance and again, the secret service working in concert with the fbi, dhs and other officials to get to the bottom of exactly who is behind sending these letters out. >> kristen welker from the white house, jonathan dienst here in the studio for us, we are going to take a quick break. a number of fluid, breaking stories here at msnbc. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve daily physical function so moving is easier. celebrex can be taken with or without food. and it's not a narcotic. you and your doctor should balanc
-month low. john kingston will tell us how low oil will go. lori: a letter sent to president obama was poisenned with ricin, parts of capitol hill shut down because of suspicious packages and letters. the buildings are just been cleared. latest ahead. melissa: the senate in the middle of the night, literally, boost the u.s. economy as supporters claim it will? lou dobbs is here. lori: let's update you on the markets as we do every 15 minutes, happening fast and furiously. we have the first check in this hour with nicole. what's the word on the floor among traders there, nicole? >> a couple things to note, obviously, we were selling off, back looking at what we looked at on monday, monday, we dropped 265 points, below even those levels. the vix, fear index, up 20% easily showing the nervousness in the market. selling across the board, particularly in economic sensitive areas like energy and technology, and apple, for example, below $400, and we'll is more on that throughout the show. the one thing to note is the volume is not as heavy like we saw on monday. there's less volume and l
this letter that was sent to president obama and the bombings in boston. that's what we know at this hour. i can tell you the pennsylvania avenue has been closed off to foot traffic ever since monday, really out of an abundance of caution. d.c. has been on heightened alert ever since the bombings in boston. of course, a very somber time. the president continues to receive briefings throughout the evening and throughout the day from fbi director, lisa monaco, his department of homeland security adviser, he continues to get updated on the situation. at you pointed out action alex, the president will be traveling to boston tomorrow, to help the community of boston heal. at this hour we are awaiting the daily briefing by press secretary jay carney. >> kristin, maybe this is something we have to way for jay carney to answer, but in terms of the other letters that were sent to senators roger wicker and richard shelby, we think this is from the same sender, is that correct? the letter that went to the president? >> reporter: at this point in time, that seems to be the indication from investigators,
in washington. investigators say early tests on letters sent to president obama and mississippi republican senator roger wicker were positive for ricin. that's a deadly poison. 6,000 times more poisonous, they say, than many other items e% say preliminary tests can be wrong and they're waiting for final results. officials say they intercepted both letters before they got to the white house or the capitol building. mike emanuel is live on the hill there. there are some similarities between the two letters. what are they? >> well, bill, that's right. an fbi operations bulletin obtained by fox reveals similarities. both were postmarked memphis, tennessee on april the 8th. there was some identical wording. and the same signature imkc and i approve this message. at the white house we received this update. >> there was a letter sent to, addressed to the president, that at an off site mail facility wases noticd to have contained a suspicious substance and tests were undertaken. the fbi has the lead in that investigation. >> important to note that both letters did not reach the white house or the
be made by the attorney general personally after consulting with the president. president obama has sent zero people to guantanamo bay since he's been president of the united states. perhaps because of his personal objection to guantanamo bay. perhaps because of this. the military has tried three people in gitmo since 9-11, all three were convicted, all three were released -- released after conviction for time served. the federal courts have tried over 51 people. all were convicted and all sentenced to jail terms from 20 years to live in prison. the american courts are far more efficient than the military tribunals in guantanamo bay. >> neil: i just have a feeling that it's someone affiliated with al-qaeda or the taliban. it risks being a farce. it's my fear. that judicial process could be farcecal. >> that is a fear that animated the drafters of legislation in the george w. bush administration, which is why we have this option for the president. but for the 51 cases that were tried here and a lot of them were low level people, though some did get life sentences, the farce did not happe
involving the poison ricin. one letter was sent to president obama. another to a u.s. senator. this morning a suspicious package trigger add lockdown on capitol hill. scott mcfarland joins us now with word the lockdown has now been lifted. scott? >> reporter: just a short while ago, janet, not just a suspicious package but two suspicious letters tested as well, -- letters as well, all tested, all cleared. police officers and explosive sniffing dogs outside and inside the entrances on capitol hill. you can also see a hazardous materials truck there. lights flashing near the u.s. senate russell building. the third floor of the building locked down for a while today, including a hallway with the offices of pennsylvania democratic senator bob casey. >> there was a letter on this floor that was delivered that apparently is no longer a concern about, but in the interest of being careful, they shut down a corridor. >> reporter: in the past 24 hours, two other letters have reportedly tested positive for a poison called ricin, one addressed to president owe bam. another -- president obama, another t
, the letter addressed to president obama is very stloor thimilar t sent to senator wicker. we don't know exactly what that is, if it's the envelope, the handwriting, the message inside, it's interesting what dana did say that bears commenting on. in the wake of 9/11, where it was weeks later, and there were the anthrax, this is a little different because you see the attack on monday, and we don't know if there is a connection here, but the letters being received on tuesday. the letter addressed to president obama received. so obviously very close in time, and because of that, because of that proximity in time, it certainly raises the question of whether these might be connected, although we certainly don't know at this point, carol. >>> brianna and dana, we'll come back to you. a letter addressed to president obama laced with an unknown substance was stopped at an off site facility. as you know senator quicker of mississippi received a letter yesterday that supposedly, maybe, investigators say may be laced with ricin. we'll have more on that and more. and also new developments in boston.
. there is breaking news tonight in washington where the white house has confirmed a letter sent to president obama has, in fact, tested positive for ricin. now, the poison was also sent to several senators and others. we'll have the details on that in a little bit but, first, the breaking developments in the boston terror investigation. >> good evening, this is what we can tell you. we believe police and investigators are scouring over an image capturing camera about a quarter mile down the street of residents boilston, it was that image captured 2:30 local time monday that police believe there was a young man on this image that they want to talk to. no identity given. we can report that there has been no arrests made. there is a press conference scheduled for the past several hours to take place at this moment by the fbi. that has now been postponed. not clear when that will start. if it will happen tonight or if it will, in fact, happen tomorrow the reason why the press conferences is so significant what happened yesterday. the fbi briefed once in the morning at 5:30 and again 5:00 p.m. local ti
and president obama is the late toast be sent a letter testing positive for the deadly poison ricin. our news anchor joins us from the newsroom with more. the letter never reaped the white house, right? >> that is right. law enforcement officials tell us it was flagged at a remote mail screening facility for mail sent to the white house. the f.b.i. says the letter mailed to the president was preliminarily tested positive for ricin a potentially lethal poison but it has to undergo further laboratory testing a day after another letter potentially laced with the chemical was sent to the office of a mississippi senator. that letter and both are dated april 8 and postmarked from memphis with similar wording. >> i remind you these investigations both of the bombings in boston and the letters in question here are just underway. i would point to the statement by the f.b.i. that they have made, they have no indication of a indication between the two. >> senate offices are on partial lockdown after the discovery of suspicious packages. the police investigation centers now on the offices of senator rich
packages in the capitol. federal authorities say letters sent to president obama tested positive for the toxic substance ricin. here is jay corny today. >> there was a letter sent to, addressed to the president at an off-site mail facility it was noticed to contain a suspicious substance, and tests were undertaken. >> michael: thankfully it was intercepted before it reached the white house. since 9/11 all white house and congressional mail is sorted at a separation lobingation. this morning two floors evacuated when a letter was discovered there. in the hallway outside of senator richard shelby's office was cleared after reports that he also received a suspicious package. in phoenix there was report of a suspicious package at john mccain's office. and karl levin's office was evacuated because of similar circumstances. a man has been arrested with a backpack full of letters, and he is in custody. coming up rt rybak will give us his take on the votings, plus at least progressives have mark sanford to keep their sparts up. and later, scrutinized and also misunde
word that comes after a letter sent to president obama and the u.s. senator have tested positively at least initially for the deadly poison ricin. we're just learning that president obama will deliver a statement on the gun control measure that just failed in congress. he will go to the white house rose garden. this hour we'll have live coverage of the president deeply disappointed because they have failed to pass these, even these modified background check expansion regulations. meanwhile, authorities are supposed to come out fairly soon to brief us on the latest investigation in the boston marathon bombings. we're getting conflicting word on when that might happen if in fact it will happen. but two sources do with knowledge of the investigation say authorities want to question a person seen on video, a person seen on video as a possible suspect in the attack. let's bring in our chief national correspondent john king. our security analyst as well. they're here. juliet will be walking in momentarily. john, let's update our viewers on what we know right now as far as the criminal in
on on suspicious letter sent to president obama suspected of carrying ricin, a potentially fatal toxin. it tested positive in preliminary test in a separate an ex mail building. nothing goes to the president or congress without being tested at this maryland facility first. similar letter was sent to roger wicker of mississippi. the feds say they believe they know who sent the letters. so far we are told there is no link between these letters and the boston bombing. nbc's kristin welker is outside the wlous. what's the latest you've got there? >> well, krystal, just a couple of key points worth emphasizing. this letter sent to president obama was intercepted at an of a site facility as you just mentioned. it was identified yesterday. it went through preliminary tests. it went through a number of test to identify what that suspicious substance was. ever since september 11th, this has been the protocol that letters are sent to off site facilities before they come anywhere close to the white house, as you mentioned. there were also letters sent to capitol hill to senators there that contained a suspi
to be contained in receipters sent to president obama and a republican senator did test positive as ricin. further tests are being done. it's a poison sometimes lumped in with other agents and it can be deadly. abc news reporter with more now from washington, d.c.. >> in malmaryland letter was suspicious substances were discovered tlrk news comes that a letter to be delivered to the white house tested positive for ricin. >> any time a suspicious powder is located it's tested at remote sites to mitigate risk to recipients and general population. >> positive results came from tests in the field. all leters being tested again in a laboratory to get another result. in a statement fbi says the investigation into these leters remains ongoing and more leters stay mai still be received. there is no indication of a connection to the attack in boston. sources say they're postmarked out of memphis, tennessee dated april 8. a source says the mess message reads to be wrong and not expose it is to be a silent partner to its continuance, i am kc ask a prove this message. >> boy like to congratulate for this thre
about this letter that we sent to president obama. what will the investigators be looking for here? let me ask you that first. >> i think some of this stuff we already have a good clue about. they have put out a general call for anyone with video footage of the end of the marathon or any part of that area to come forward and present the footage and i think that's really what they are looking for right now. if there were suspicious packages that were the source of these explosions, it's a very concentrated urban area in boston. there were a lot of cameras and people with their own private cameras. the assumption is that somebody caused something. as far as the ricin goes -- >> any chatter from overseas or anything like that. >> i'm sorry. what is that? >> will they be listening for chatter from overseas or anything like that. >> you about bet. that's one of the things that the u.s. government is doing. the law enforcement level as well as the intelligence level. they are being looking to see what terrorists are saying and in fact we already have a very prominent group who said we had not
than two hours. but here we have two letters one sent to president obama and republican senator both intercepted at an off-campus processing center both testing positive for rice and that is what authorities are looking into right now. that takes between 24 and 48 hours to determine if that was present also filters that a second government facility show preliminary testing positive for ricin than a number of suspicious package and a letter alerts on capitol hill that have been cleared but still local offices of u.s. senators in different states reporting they have suspicious packages which could be common for a heightened state of emergency in the summary get a number of tourists that leave bags and packages even a kids leaving the backpacking and it creates panicked. it has become almost routine for a with a high incidence of security continuing as the investigation in boston continues. cheryl: following a few breaking news stories we are getting more breaking news and want to give this to use security officials have just now cleared the boston courthouse ordering staff attorneys an
addressed to president obama field tested positive for ricin poison. the day after a letter was also sent to senator roger wicker also tested positive for the same substance. >>> we begin with new information about the deadly bombing at the boston marathon. as the president and first lady prepare to travel to boston on thursday. after much speculation this afternoon, the fbi has releasted a statement. they say, quote, contrary to widespread reporting, there have been no arrests made in connection with the boston marathon attack. we do know investigators have identified solid leads from video evidence, including images of a person or persons carrying and dropping bags at the bombing scene. now, these pictures from whdh show a bag near a trash can at the blast site. just one part of the key evidence that investigators are pursuing to try to find the perpetrators. right now, there are conflicting reports as to how close they are to identifying any individuals. we expect more at an fbi briefing within the next hour. right now i want to go straight to nbc news justice correspondent, pete willi
substance was sent to president obama. it was intercepted. that substance testing positive for ricin similar to those sent to the hill including a letter sent to senator wicker. now we want it make this very clear. at this point in time investigators do not believe there's a connection between these letters and the bombing in boston. but offously giving the timing, it has just added to the here behind the scenes. president obama is scheduled to go to boston tomorrow with the first lady to attend a memorial service there. he will meet with the families of the victims and help that community which right now is in a state of healing. but again, senior admin strag officials confirming at this point in time per their understanding there has not been an arrest. tamron? >> all right, kristin, we will check back with you. i think michael is standing by at this point. michael, i want to go back to this video aired by whdh. the photo of the package along the route. there is a great amount of attention. tell me what people believe they are seeing here. >> first of all, that's circumstantial evidence. t
the suspect and what he knows about the bomb. and a letter sent to president obama has tested positive for the powerful poison ricin. what those two letters mean for american on edge tonight. ♪ [ slap! ] [ slap! slap! slap! slap! ] ow! ow! [ male announcer ] your favorite foods fighting you? fight back fast with tums. calcium-rich tums starts working so fast you'll forget you had heartburn. ♪ tum tum tum tum tums >>> significant progress has been made in the boston bombing. the camera was positioned just across the street from the second location and as you can see, there was quite a lot of space there, they had a completely clear view as our tom foreman has reported, that camera did as for second exploded device. a light colored hooded sweatshirt and a black jacket. we not know if investigators have been able to identify this man. we are now looking at i i want to bring in drew griffin now. we have been waiting for the fbi press conference and i believe you have some more detail on what's going to happen. >> well, yeah, 1:00, 5:00, then a delay of a couple of hours and then anothe
a new panic in the halls of our most vital government institutions today. letters sent to president obama and mississippi senator roger wicker have initially tested positive for ricin, a deadly poison. we should point out the initial tests are sometimes inaccurate but they did create an evacuation in the senate today. i want to bring in chief white house correspondent jessica yellin at the white house and chief congressional correspondent dana bash on capitol hill. jessica, let's start with you. what is the white house telling us about this letter to president obama? i know it didn't actually arrive at the white house, but what do we know about the substance in this letter? >> jake, well, we know first of all that they are -- the fbi and the secret service are continuing to investigate and conducting further tests on this letter. they say that they had protocol set up for exactly this kind of incident and this is the exact standard incident that they, you know, protocol they set up after 9/11. the letter contained a message that was parallel to the same message that was in a letter
packages doesn't appear to be related to the letters sent to senator wicker and president obama with what appears to be the poison ricin. i want to emphasize that what i just said, they do not believe because as you've been saying, wolf, and it's important to underscore everything is fast moving. we are getting information as law enforcement officials are and they're trying to figure out what the genesis of this is, what the source is and i don't think anybody really has a true idea of what's related to other incidents and what isn't. >> so many fears, so many suspicions only a couple days after the terrorist bombings here at the boston marathon and now these suspicious letters may be laced with this poison ricin, may be laced with this poison ricin reminds me, i assume a lot of our viewers out there, the anthrax-laced letters that occurred shortly after 9/11. it may simply be coincidental. we don't know. there's so much we don't know. we're waiting for this white house briefing, jay carney, the white house press secretary supposed to have started this briefing about 20 minutes or so ago.
-product of that. what we're really looking at now, those two letters sent to senator wicker and president obama preliminarily testing positive for ricin. we're waiting for final confirmation from federal authorities. back to you. david: rich edson in washington, rich, thank you very much. lori: yahoo!'s preliminary results last night a precursor what we may hear from google tomorrow? ebay perhaps a bit of a disappointment moments ago. we have a preview. the best way to play the stock ahead of the earnings report. david: can american airlines overcome yesterday's huge computer glitch that grounded more than 900 flights? who better to talk to than the former american airlines ceo, the much-beloved bob crandall. he will be joining us about how the company could take a hit as of yesterday's action and what they can do to repair the damage. bob crandall, coming right up. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] help brazil reduce its overall reliance on foreign imports with the launch of the coury's largest petrochemical operation. ♪ when emerson takes up the challenge, "it's never been done before" simply
this message. identical letters sent to wicker, republican of mississippi, and president obama according to the fbi bulletin obtained by fox news. >> richard, we're reminded of the anthrax attack days after 9/11. i'm not suggesting a connection then or a connection now between boston and ricen, but the timing, the coi understand dense of that timing strikes me as very, very interesting indeed. rich edson with the latest there. appreciate it. thank you very much, indeed, sir. back with more after this message. ♪ friday night, buddy. you are gonna need a wingman. and my cash back keeps the party going. but my airline miles take it worldwide. [ male announcer ] it shouldn't be this hard. with creditcards.com, it's easy to search hundreds of cards and apply online. creditcards.com. but i see a world bursting with opportunity,ople nervous. with ideas, with ambition. i'm thinking about china, brazil, india. the world's a big place. i want to be a part of it. ishares international etfs. emerging markets and single countries. find out why nine out of ten large professional investors choose ish
obama indicate the presence of the poison ricin. three questionable packages will be sent to senate office buildings in the last 24 hours and numerous reports of suspicious letters one in michigan, one in arizona and two suspicious letter sent the phoenix office of u.s. senator jeff flake. parts of the building were evacuated but the letters are of no threat. this round of scares comes after two others this week. the suspicious letter a dressed to president obama was found at the same facility where a letter to senator roger wicker was found yesterday, a processing facility in suburban maryland where congressional mail is tested before going to the capital. an employee noticed a white substance on the letter and hazmat team was seen pulling up to the building. initial field tests for ricin showed mixed results. no one at the facility became ill. >> when preliminary tests are done, secondary -- and i suppose tertiary tests are made because of the need for accuracy and to be sure about what the substances might be. >> reporter: in a bulletin obtained by the "associated press" the fbi
. and they are saying that at least preliminarily a letter that was sent to president obama and received on tuesday at an offsite mail facility has tested positive for ricin. when mail goes to the white house, it doesn't actually go to the white house first. it does go to an offsite facility. this is the same case with capitol hill. keep in mind and i know our joe johns has been reminding us of this, there are people that have to process it. and obviously ricin is a very dangerous substance. so there's certainly concern there about the people who had to process this, but this was intercepted on tuesday. and the big question now is, is there a connection here between this letter, this one letter and the other letter sent to senator wicker and the bombings that happened in boston on monday? it certainly is remarkable timing and really makes you question that. jay carney, the white house press secretary was asked about this during a briefing a short time ago. and he wouldn't rule out that there was a connection. i think the reason a lot of people are asking is the bombings happened about 3:00 p.m. on
poisoned with iricin, which wer sent to president obama and senator roger wicker. eamon javers has the latest on the ricin scare. >> reporter: we've had a flurry of suspicious package incidents in washington here today. earlier today, the hallway right behind me here in the russell senate office building was actually closed off and a bomb squad moved in to investigate a suspicious package that was there. also, staffers received an e-mail alert, not to go anywhere near the third floor of the hart senate office earlier today because of a suspicious package incident over there. some members of congress reporting suspicious letters, including senator carl levin, who said that a letter was delivered to his saginaw, michigan, office. he said in a statement a minute ago that a staffer there has been sent to the hospital on a precautionary basis. that staffer hasn't developed any symptoms of ricin poisoning. and then, of course, over at the white house today, they said they had a suspicious package incident of their own as well. here's press secretary jay carney earlier today. >> there was
that we just learned about, we also have additional news on the ricin-laced letter sent to president obama and some senators. the man charged may appear in court tonight. sue, you do you know more on this story? >> pete williams is reporting that they have made this arrest of suspect.story? >> pete williams is reporting that they have made this arrest of suspect. they may have him in court later. we believe he's from tupelo, mississippi. we're not sure on his name. but pete williams reporting that story and of course cnbc will have all the details for you on that 8:00 p.m. news conference as well as this late breaking development in the ricin letters. >> thanks very much. now, president obama's gun control agenda was dealt devastating blow today. 54 senators including five democrats voted to defeat a proposal to expand background checks. >> a main setback for those in favor of heightening the rules. expanding gun background checks failed to win over the senate. it was a plan put together by senator joe manchin and pat toomey. it needed 60 votes to move ahead and it got only 54. president o
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who sent the poisoned letters to president obama and the two senators has been arrested. "new york times" reporting this, cbs, cnn is also reporting it, so you never know. no, to be fair, he really has been arrested. apparently it's a guy from mississippi, and that might explain why he sent it to roger wicker, who is from mississippi. he's just been arrested. it doesn't mean he has been convicted. we'll find out through our justice system whether it really is him or not. i've got the panel here. i've got shana and hermela aregawi, jayar jackson. we're going to talk about the dumbest congressman in america louie ghomert. i've been saying this for a long time, and every time he comes back and proves me right. he's talking about boston bombing. >> we owe it to the immigrants who came in legally to make sure they're safe as well. we know that al-qaeda has camps with the drug cartel on the other side of the mexican border. we know people have been trained to act like they're hispanic when they're radical islamists. we know this is happening and it's insane not to protect yourself and ma
. it is a facility not near the white house, all mail sent to president obama is screened there, and this is the second ricin-laced envelope found in as many days. yesterday, investigators at another screening facility intercepted a suspicious letter mailed to republican senator roger wicker and now there are other lawmakers coming forward and reporting, quote, suspicious items that they have received that are being evaluated at this moment. mike emanuel on capitol hill with the latest. >> hi, megyn, yeah, it's important to note that the two suspicious letters tested for ricin did not get anywhere close to the white house or the capital complex. they were screened at off-site facilities so the tests continue and law enforcement sources say they have a person of interest. at the white house, spokesman jay carney says that president obama has been briefed twice on the suspicious letters and offered this update a short time ago. >> the fbi has the lead for determining whether a suspicious powder is a dangerous substance such as ricin and those take place at accredited facilities an
with "a substance." >> stephanie: sent to president obama. >> he's fine. >> good thing the president doesn't open his own mail. >> stephanie: first letter. sent to the first senator. you have to inject it. who opens a letter and say i think i will inject -- >> ingest it. >> stephanie: same thing. who goes what's this? >> you could be opening it up and lick your finger. it could be very dangerous. >> stephanie: there's no antidote. >> right. once you ingest it, it is curtains. >> curtains, i tell ya, curtains. >> stephanie: 1940s film, curtains for you. >> you have an amish doctor. >> electrical devices will not be allowed in here. we have bloodletting to do. >> and a barn raising to go to. >> stephanie: don't scary the leeches. there was a second letter then the third one. breaking news this morning to the president. all right, hal, we were talking about boston. you were saying you can't help -- we were saying in a 24 hour news cycle you don't want to be irresponsible. there is the internet, social media. of course, people are speculating. >> i love how alex jones -- one of his short leash
someone. >> no word on what was inside of of particular bit of mail sent to president obama. we're hoping we will get something from the white house momentarily as we continue to monitor the live shot from the white house this morning. we will let you know when we find out anything new regarding a suspicious package to the present intercepted by secret service. >> they are investigating. a quick update with weather. ashley let us go to traffi first george. let us go to traffic first. the george. we're getting a word of th traffic been stalled on oakland zero rel.. a gas leak has been identified the result of a construction crew were in the area most likely. the street has been closed down elcamino shutdown between third and fourth. in san mateo. >> that is a very popular arterial and commute route as well as a business group. this could create a snack there is an area to avoid. if you normally drives el camino through san mateo, think about using the freeway. interstate 280 or you as 101. >> shut down between third and fourth in downtown san mateo because of a report of a gas leak. >> loo
a number of trips. >> president obama heads here tomorrow to attend a service in honor of the victims. >> before you go, pressure cookers are so common, of course, so to what sent are authorities worried about them being used to make more bombs. >> counterterrorism for thes have long worried about the pressure cookers because they are widely available. in 2010 man tried to blow up times square using a
packages and letters have been cleared. there are reports of suspicious letters being sent to a number of senate state offices. some of those have an about cleared. others are under investigation right now. also looking forward to tomorrow when president obama heads to boston for a memorial service. back to you. melissa: that's a lot. rich edson, thanks so much for that update. so as you know the boston marathon bombing sending shockwaves throughout our nation. we are still reeling from the death and destruction. joining me, kevin miles, a former fbi bomb technician and mike sullivan, former u.s. attorney in boston there during 9/11. paul staple ton, president of the stapleton group. kevin, let me start with you. rich put together all the events of the day. do you think there is connection between these letters that are potentially have ricin in them and what we saw on monday? >> probably not. melissa: really? >> we got a lot of these kind of letters in los angeles when i lived there, when i was part of the terrorism task force. they come a lot to congressman and senators and most of t
. president obama will travel to boston for a memorial service on thursday. the u.s. senate has shut its mail facility for the next couple days after authorities intercepted a letter sent to mississippi republican roger wicker. it was laced with the poison ricin. the letter was post marked from tennessee but had no return address. >>> here in london we are watching the funeral procession for the former british prime minister margaret thatcher. that funeral is due to begin in just about an hour's time at st. paul's cathedral. just outside our studios in london. ross westgate is not with me because he's outside of the cathedral. it looks as though they nearly have arrived. they still have an hour left to go. >> the hearse which you saw creeping behind the church there is just about a half mile away from st. paul's cathedral. it also pretty much marks the spot where the west end becomes the city of london or the city of london that's under the control of the corporation of the city of london. what will happen there is that the hearse will stop and lady thatcher's body and the coffin will be tran
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